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Liquid Laundry Soap

What you need: 

1/3 bar of soap (I used a bar that was 250 grams or 8.8 oz)
6 cups water
1/2 cup washing soda
1/2 cup borax
4 cups hot water

What you do: 

Grate your soap (about 80 grams or 3 oz)
Add 6 cups water to a pot with grated soap and heat until blended. Remove from heat.
Add 1/2 cup EACH borax and washing soda stirring until dissolved.
In a large bucket (7.5 L / 2 Gallon) pour 4 cups hot water + your soap mixture. Stir well. Add cold water until bucket is full

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
60
Recipe Category: 

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Wonderful!  This stuff works better than ANY detergent i've ever used.  Clothes came out smelling so good!  I used a half bar (they are small) of jamaican cake soap- the stuff they actually use to handwash their clothes.  Highly recommend- you can get at any caribbean grocery store.  Very expensive soap though- only .30!  Thanks for a small recipe- this rocks!

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Heya, I like the sound of the recipe/formula, but how much should be used for a standard load?  Does it correlate to the ounces on a detergent cap?  Also can I just skip the last step of topping it of at two gallons and use the 11 1/3 cups fluid as a concentrated solution?

She says that there's 60 "servings" in it.... which comes to around 1.5 oz per use of concentrated solution, which equals 3T

For original recipe, it is 4.27 oz per use of solution which comes to 1/2 cup + 1 1/2t

This is using the logic of 128oz/gal, 8oz/cup, 2T/oz and 3t/T

Haha, thanks for breaking it down =P 
I guess I could have figured that out on my own. 

Perhaps I am still being a bit thick, but is it effective to use it as a concentrated formula or does it need to be diluted with the extra gallons of water?  I only ask for the sake of convenience.  Otherwise toting around a large bucket works fine for me versus the cost of commercial detergents.

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Heya, I like the sound of the recipe/formula, but how much should be used for a standard load?  Does it correlate to the ounces on a detergent cap?  Also can I just skip the last step of topping it of at two gallons and use the 11 1/3 cups fluid as a concentrated solution?

She says that there's 60 "servings" in it.... which comes to around 1.5 oz per use of concentrated solution, which equals 3T

For original recipe, it is 4.27 oz per use of solution which comes to 1/2 cup + 1 1/2t

This is using the logic of 128oz/gal, 8oz/cup, 2T/oz and 3t/T

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Heya, I like the sound of the recipe/formula, but how much should be used for a standard load?  Does it correlate to the ounces on a detergent cap?  Also can I just skip the last step of topping it of at two gallons and use the 11 1/3 cups fluid as a concentrated solution?

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yes it is safe to use in the washing machine.  In fact it's better than most commercial detergents which suds too much.  Suds ruin your machine and do nothing for your clothes (other than make it hard to rinse all the detergent out)

I use a dry version of this (but I melt it in hot water before adding to a cold wash) and my clothes no longer smell of chemicals

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this may sound dumb, but i just want to double check...this is safe to put in the washing machine correct?

just making sure your not talking about washing your clothes by hand here lol.

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this sounds good, but what is washing soda?  where can i find it?

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I find it in the laundry section of my local grocery store

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this sounds good, but what is washing soda?  where can i find it?

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